|'Hens and Chickens' is grown primarily for its seed heads, with very large capsules surrounded by clusters of much smaller ones.
Papaver somniferum is the annual poppy from which opium is derived. As such it is illegal in some states, and is not as commercially available. However it a handsome plant found it older gardens. Growing 4 feet tall, with light blue-green divided foliage, smooth not hairy, with single or double white, pink or purple flowers. The mature seed capsules are much prized for floral arrangements and crafts, as well as bearing copious amounts of edible poppy seeds. A prolific self sowing annual.